Back to School

July 31, 2015

Believe it or not, some schools are already in session.  If they did not begin this week, they will start next week.  That means that in just a few weeks all the fall sports will be in session.  In fact, girls’ golf has already begun.  Most of the other sports will begin the 3rd week...

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Another Hickory

July 30, 2015

I recently read an article published in the Indianapolis Star about the 100th anniversary of Thorntown’s State Basketball Championship.  It was in 1915 that this small town near Lebanon won it all.  In fact, Thorntown was smaller than Milan when they won in 1954; however, there were much larger schools competing when Milan won their...

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John Smoltz, Hall of Fame

July 29, 2015

This past Sunday John Smoltz of Atlanta was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.  The starting pitcher/reliever believes that he may be the last pitcher who had Tommy John surgery to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.  His theory in collaboration with Dr. Jobe is that pitchers today throw too hard and...

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Off-Season Training

July 28, 2015

As we reach the “dog days of summer”, you might wonder what is going on at most D1 schools during this time of the year.  Most schools will be doing the following 6 things.  First of all, many of the athletes in football and basketball will be taking summer school classes to catch up...

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Pat McAfee

July 27, 2015

Most of you know that Pat McAfee is the Indianapolis Colts punter.  In fact, he is considered the best punter in the NFL.  What you probably didn’t know, unless you read an article in the Indianapolis Star, is that he is starting a career as a standup comedian. McAfee has a photographic memory along...

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Cleaning Up Press Conferences

July 24, 2015

I have learned through the years that you don’t ask certain questions after a team loses unless you are prepared for what might come out of their mouth.  I still remember a young radio partner of mine asking to do the post-game interview after a tough Batesville basketball loss.  His first statement was “I...

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Is it in the DNA?

July 23, 2015

Jordon Spieth will either still have 2 majors when this article comes out or, if he wins the British Open, it will be 3 majors.  According to an article I read in Sports Illustrated, he was asked where all the athletic ability came from.  He said the athletics primarily came from is mom who...

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Carmel Tennis

July 22, 2015

Forty-two year old Mike Bostic is retiring as the tennis coach for Carmel High School.  In his 8 years as a tennis coach at Carmel, his boys team won 5 state titles and the girls team 3.  The girls team did this in the last 4 years.  On their run to the state championship...

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Hoosiers and the NBA

July 21, 2015

According to the Indy Star, these are the Hoosier-born basketball players currently in the NBA.  They are:  Mike Conley, Memphis; Eric Gordon, New Orleans; Gary Harris, Denver; Gordon Hayward, Utah; George Hill, Pacers; Robbie Hummel, Minnesota; Courtney Lee, Memphis; Josh McRoberts, Charlotte; E’tuan Moore, Chicago; Greg Odem, Miami; Zach Randolph, Memphis; Glenn Robinson, Philadelphia;...

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Umpiring Baseball

July 20, 2015

The other day I was watching a Youth League baseball championship game.  It was a great contest between two very good young baseball teams.  Unfortunately, the game ended on a sour note. I have umpired many ball games in the past and know how tough it is to make calls on the field.  One...

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Upcoming Events

7:45 am Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
Big Oaks NWR Annual Butterfly Count @ Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve
Aug 1 @ 7:45 am
Volunteers are need for all-day or half-day butterfly counts at the Big Oaks National Wildlife Reserve. Bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, snacks or lunch and binoculars and meet at the refuge office on Saturday morning August 1 between 7:45 am – 8 am. A $3.00 donation to the North American Butterfly Association for those participating in the count would be appreciated. Survey teams will be divided up based on the length of time you wish to spend in the field. Contact Joe Robb at to register.
9:00 am Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
Batesville High School Boys’ Soc... @ McDonald's parking lot
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Batesville High School Boys’ Soccer Team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, August 1 from 9 am – 1 pm  in the lot behind the McDonald’s in Batesville. Free will donations gratefully accepted for the purchase of team equipment and other needed supplies. Thank you for supporting the team. Go Dogs! **Rain date is August 8th from 12-3 P.M. at same location**
11:00 am 4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
4th Annual Batesville Bash @ Downtown Village Green
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The 4th Annual Batesville Bash will be held on Friday, July 31 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, August 1 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Friday’s festivities will include the following: Sidewalk Sales Days throughout Batesville Rummage Sale at Batesville Area Historical Society Saturday’s festivities will include the following in the Downtown Village Green: Food, games, vendors, music Evening entertainment by The Belairs from 8 – 11 pm Chamber Car Cruise-In  from 3 – 6 pm Firemen’s Beer Garden from 5 – 11 pm

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